Rob Kaplan Rejoins Goldman Sachs as Vice Chairman and Member of the Management Committee

NEW YORK, May 7, 2024 — The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today announced that Rob Kaplan will rejoin the firm as Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs and a member of the Management Committee. He will be a member of the Executive Office and will be based in Dallas.

In this role, Rob will engage our clients around the world, working closely with our teams across Global Banking & Markets and Asset & Wealth Management to offer strategic advice. Rob will also draw on his experience in the public and private sectors to offer perspectives to our clients and other stakeholders on the US and global macroeconomic landscape. In addition, Rob will focus on mentoring, leadership development, and the firm’s culture, working with our people across all levels and around the world to help further develop and advance their careers.

David Solomon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, said: “Rob brings a wealth of knowledge, deep relationships and significant global leadership expertise to his role as Vice Chairman. During his many years at Goldman Sachs, he held a number of senior leadership positions, developing our leading businesses, building relationships with many of the firm’s most important clients, and investing in our distinctive culture of teamwork and excellence. I look forward to welcoming Rob back to Goldman Sachs.” 

Rob Kaplan said on his return to the firm: “I am excited by the opportunity to once again take a key leadership role and contribute to the firm’s commitment to teamwork, leadership development, and the relentless pursuit of excellence in everything we do. The people of Goldman Sachs have had an enormous impact on me as a professional and I look forward to working with the extraordinary array of talented people across the firm to serve our clients and help enhance and sustain the firm's unique culture.”

Most recently, Rob served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2015 to 2021. Before serving at the Federal Reserve, he was the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. Prior to that, Rob had a distinguished career at Goldman Sachs over the course of more than two decades. During that time, he had oversight responsibility for both the Investment Banking and Investment Management divisions, held firmwide responsibilities in the Executive Office, and served as a member of the Management Committee.

Rob’s prior roles at Goldman Sachs include serving as Global Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division beginning in 1999, and Global Co-Chief Operating Officer of the division in 1998 – the same year he joined the Management Committee. Previously, Rob served as Head of the Corporate Finance Department, a role he assumed in 1994, and prior to that in 1990, Rob led the firm’s investment banking effort for the Asia Pacific region, based in Japan. Rob was appointed Co-Chairman of the Partnership Committee in 2002, and in 2004, he became Chairman of the Pine Street leadership program.

Rob initially joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 and became a partner in 1990. He retired from the firm in 2006 to join Harvard, becoming a senior director at that time.

Rob is an active philanthropic leader. He is co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. He also serves as a board member of several other non-profit and educational organizations.


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